The head of an eagle sits enthroned on a stone pedestal directly in front of the reception building of the old Berlin central airport. In the past, this big head also sat on one body, namely, when that eagle graced the roof of the airport in 1940 - a swastika globe in its claws. Of course this was not so good after the transfer to the US Army and from the globe a US flag and with a little white color from the imperial eagle a bald eagle.
Later, the head was separated from the body and traveled for many years to the archive of the Military Academy West Point. Only in the 1980s, the eagle head returned to Tempelhof at the request of some US soldiers who were stationed in Berlin.
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